Working model of motivation
1. Set up a goal to do things you believed will greatly benefit you in the long run
2. On the first day, you set a goal that is of highest standard.
3. Then on subsequent days, you lower your standards, from 100% to 90% to 80% to 70% until zero.
4. Make a daily record of how much satisfaction it gives you for doing the work.
5. By the time the goal standard reaches zero, you motivate yourself to do the work you do through freewill and from the satisfaction you derived from doing the work.
6. Your motivation primarily comes from the rational logic that doing the work you do will benefit you in the long run and not because you SHOULD do it. You do not necessary NEED or you do not necessarily MUST do the things you do.
7. Remember to treat your goals in a serious way, if your goal is to work 4 hours, you REALLY don’t need to work for 5 hours. You can rest after working for 4 hours.
8. Also, your goal to work for 4 hours doesn’t mean you only can work for 4 hours. You can work more than that but you DO NOT need to.
Working examples of motivation
1. You decided that studying economics will greatly benefit you in the long run.
2. First day, you set a goal to study for 10 hours.
3. Second day, you reduce your goal to 90% of the original goal, i.e. 9 hours. Third day, 8 hours. Fourth day, 7 hours.
4. By the tenth day, you will not be required to study at all (zero hours) but you are motivated to study through your own free will.
5. Record how much satisfaction you got from studying economics.
6. Keep in your mind always that you DO NOT NEED to study economics and you are NOT OBLIGED to touch the book at all. You do it because it gives you the maximum advantage for you in the long run and you freely do it because you want to do it.
• You do not need to be punished or whipped to do the things you do. You do it because of the reward. (the satisfaction of working)
• By reducing the goal standard, you strive to achieve less the next day, therefore you will NEVER lose and you will always achieve you goals.
• With conventional method of setting goals, you set higher goals each passing day, in other words, in the long run someday you will failed to achieve you goals because you kept upping the standard, which means that the more effort you put in, the more likely you are going to fail.
• You grow to like your job, when you likes your jobs, you will tend to perform better.